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  • ***Please consider submitting a proposal and share with anyone who might be interested*** The Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) planning committee is now accepting proposals for the inaugural Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) Symposium, a free event which will take place virtually on Wednesday, November ...

  • I heartily 2nd this! I urge you to consider applying for this fantastic opportunity. I am a 2-times Sewell recipient and I can vouch for the community building (both professional and personal) that comes from hanging with a bunch of librarians at a conference (online or in-person). There's always a bunch of librarians at APHA, Sewell folks and otherwise. ...

  • The Sewell Stipend pays for librarians who to participate virtually in the annual meeting of APHA, the American Public Health Association. You can meet researchers and practitioners of public health as well as other librarians working with public health information. Don't just trust me to tell you that this opportunity is worth taking; hear it straight ...

  • DBIO and the MAC-MLA Diversity and Inclusion Committee announce another entry in our 2021 library inclusion speaker series! Please register to join our next webinar on Wednesday July 14, at 2-3pm Eastern Time, with speaker Xan Goodman, AHIP, immediate past chair of the MLA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee.  Xan will share: An introduction ...

  • *****apologies for cross posting***** Dear Colleagues, We are happy to announce that registration is open for the online course on Bibliometrics and Scientometrics for Research Evaluation held November 15-18, 2021. This course is provided by Leiden University's Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) in collaboration ...

  • Greetings, y'all! Apologies for the incorrect date of the last request. Do you have news about publications, promotions, presentations, awards, or major projects to share? No news too small! Send your announcements for the next issue of BIOFEEDBACK to forms.gle/6qYn4bhVJY4gbsJm9 by 5pm Central Time on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Cheers, RB ...

  • Greetings, y'all! Do you have news about publications, promotions, presentations, awards, or major projects to share? No news too small! Send your announcements for the next issue of BIOFEEDBACK to  forms.gle/6qYn4bhVJY4gbsJm9  by 5pm Central Time on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Apologies for the short turnaround time! Cheers, RB ------------------------------ ...

  • Save the date for the Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) Symposium , a free virtual event with a focus on Institutional Repository (IR) management, curation, and promotion in a health sciences environment. The inaugural conference will take place virtually on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 . MIRL Symposium 2021 ...

  • Please excuse duplication We are seeking a professional to manage our active writing consulting service and related scholarly communications activities. The writing consulting service has reviewed almost 3,000 documents since its inception in 2012. We are enthused about this position because it strengthens our student/faculty success services aligned ...

  • The SLA 2021 Call for Posters is open now! Deadline to submit - June 1st at 5:00pm ET We invite you to submit an abstract for a poster session to be held during SLA's Annual Conference on August 3rd-13th. Submissions within any topic relevant to librarians and information professionals are welcome. Both SLA members and non-members are invited ...

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  • 8/5/21 - Western States Annual Conference Reception

     Registration is open for the Western States Communities Reception! Each year during SLA's annual conference, the Western States members get together to meet and network in a relatively small group. It's fun! This year, the Rocky Mountain Community is hosting and they want to send you a free drink kit to enjoy while you chat with other Western States members. Register on EventBrite. The event starts at 4pm PT on Thursday, 8/5. Hope to see you there!
  • SLA Members - Let's Engage

    As the Director of Engagement, it's important to hear from members regarding any concerns you may have regarding your membership. Any member is invited to set up a 15 minute coffee with me to discuss anything you'd like!

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  • NJSLA Annual Conference Award - Submissions due by July 15, 2021

    Awards of NJSLA

    Rosemary Allen Little Award / Frank H. Spaulding Award

    Each year alternating between the Little and Spaulding Awards, $1000 will be awarded to help defray expenses in attendance to the Annual SLA Conference.

    These awards were created to honor two individuals who dedicated themselves to the tenets of special libraries.

    Rosemary Allen Little worked at the Firestone Library, Princeton University for 40 years, earning the respect and admiration of both faculty and students. She was President of the Princeton-Trenton chapter of SLA (now merged with the New Jersey chapter) in 1978-79.

    Frank Spaulding had a distinguished career at Bell Labs, NJ. He was president of the New Jersey SLA chapter in 1977-78 and President of the Special Libraries Association in 1986-87. He was recognized universally for his outstanding dedication to the library field.


    • Resident of New Jersey or employed in New Jersey or attending graduate school in New Jersey
    • Employment for no more than 5 years in a traditional or non-traditional information workplace or seeking employment in a traditional or non-traditional information workplace
    • Master’s degree in library or information sciences from an ALA accredited graduate school including online enrollment or enrollment in such a program which could be online


    Current resume including up-to-date contact information.

    Concise paragraph to include the following:

    • Why you want to attend the SLA Annual Conference
    • How you will apply conference take-aways to membership and subsequent leadership roles in NJSLA

    Submission materials are due by July 15, 2021 and sent to Louise Deis: lfdeis@princeton.edu

    Members of the Awards Committee may contact applicant to obtain further information. Any questions may be sent to the above email address.


    • The grantee is expected to join the NJSLA chapter for 2021 and to volunteer for a chapter committee for a minimum of one calendar year
    • Receipt of this award is contingent upon the grantee’s submission of proof of registration for the August 2021 Conference

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